Time, Place, and Notice of Hearings
(1)The Board Agent shall set the time and place for hearing and serve a notice of hearing containing such information on all interested parties at least ten days before the hearing date, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.
(2)The notice is not a part of the hearing record, and any party wishing to rely on a notice as an exhibit shall make an appropriate submission at the hearing.
(3)Notice for Hearings on Representation Petitions under Division 25. When a valid petition has been filed and objections or intervening petitions have been timely filed, the hearing generally will be held within 21 days after the objection period ends. In addition to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the notice shall include:
(a)a description of any proposed bargaining unit(s) that may be involved; and
(b)any objector(s) or intervenor(s).
(4)Notice for Hearings on Complaints under Division 35. The hearing will be set within 20 days from the date of service of the complaint, unless both parties agree to a later date, and the Board Agent approves.
(5)Postponements. Postponement requests are subject to the approval of the Board or Board Agent, who may also postpone a scheduled hearing, subject to the time restrictions of section (4) of this rule. In determining whether to grant a postponement request, the Board or Board Agent will consider the promptness of the request. Any postponement request shall state:
(a)the reason for the request; and
(b)whether the other party agrees, objects, or has no objection to the request.
(6)Consolidation or Severance of Cases. The Board or Board Agent may consolidate or sever cases or charges for purposes of conducting a hearing or issuing a Recommended Order.
Rule 115-010-0040 — Time, Place, and Notice of Hearings,